Pelvic Health for Pregnancy & Post-partum
Core pre and post-natal training for optimal delivery + recovery
- Incontinence & prolapse from vaginal delivery
- Abdominal scarring from C-section delivery
- Perineal scars from tearing and episiotomy
- Diastasis recti
Strengthening Your Post-Natal Core
Giving birth is like a marathon that requires physical strength and endurance for optimal daily activities. Strengthening those deep abdominal muscles known as the “CORE” will expedite your post-natal recovery. They will also help prevent those conditions such as prolapse and incontinence, along with reducing that feeling of complete exhaustion after birth delivery.
Note: Neither Kegel exercises (on your own) nor standard CORE routines such as sit-ups, crunches or leg lifts have the potential to directly strengthen your core.
Strengthening Your Pre-Natal Core
Strengthening your core requires a more precise and intensive programme that is appropriate to your condition, and one that specifically caters to the safety needs of you and your baby.
Our regular exercise programme can give you these advantages:
- Shorter Labour period
- Reduced risk of a C-Section
- All of which can result in an easier delivery
At the Aurora Center, a physical therapist will conduct an evaluation using specialized equipment to assess your pelvic floor muscles ‘ability to contract and relax. Based on the assessment findings, an appropriate treatment will be created for your specific needs.
- Biofeedback Therapy A useful and non-invasive adjunct to surgery with no side effects.
- Develop and Learn an Awareness of Your CORE
- Rebalance your posture to automatically use your core muscles for activities such as sitting, standing, lifting, getting in and out of bed, and your car.
- Stretch the Muscles Attached to Your Pelvis
- This enables your pelvis to open up for the birth of your baby without tearing your perineum
- Strengthen and Train Your Muscles to maintain proper body alignment to lift and carry your baby, AND to avoid upper and lower back pain.
- Strengthen your Pelvic Floor Muscles to avoid pelvic floor issues such as incontinence, prolapse and constipation
- Strengthen Abdominal Muscles to Avoid Diastasis Recti
- Learn to do Perineal Massage to Alleviate Delivery Tearing
- Birthing Positions that are Most Comfortable for You